Worried about what to expect when giving birth? Overwhelmed with all the information out there, not knowing what is accurate and evidence based? Afraid that birth might be too painful? Looking for natural comfort measures to reduce need for pain medication? Wondering how you're going to cope with little sleep when baby comes home? Thinking of breastfeeding but afraid you won't know how?
Our classes will answer these questions and more. In these engaging, fun and interactive 4 week series, you will learn how to empower yourself so you can enjoy your birth as a joyful rite of passage! Your birth memories should be precious.
There is not just one right way to give birth and so we provide information regarding options in maternal and newborn care. The goal is to teach mothers how to really relax and work with their bodies, and to teach partners how to effectively provide emotional and physical support and to advocate when needed. A broad range of proven, effective techniques for coping with labor naturally and healthfully are practiced in class, recognizing that every birth is unique and each family will use what works for them. As with birth, there is more than one right way to be a parent and you will discover how to make decisions to best meet your families needs.
We strive to offer you the following:
Contemporary, comprehensive classes covering pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and breastfeeding.
Instruction and support for low-intervention birth, with the understanding that not every birth can be low-intervention. A successful birth is one in which you make good, informed decisions based on the labor you are given.
The opportunity to develop small communities of students who go through class together. You and your classmates will also have the opportunity to connect to larger communities of parents sharing similar life changes.
Topics included in the classes are:
Anatomy & physiology of pregnancy
Optimal fetal positioning
Natural methods of pain management
Safe, effective comfort techniques
Informed decision making
Support skills for the partner
Writing your birth and postpartum plan
Pregnancy exercises and nutrition
Stages of labor and birth
Complications and interventions
Postpartum & Newborn care
Classes held at
AuroraBirthSong, Helena MT
Mondays 6-8 pm
Registration $180 per couple